Wo Hop

This restaurant is old school Americanized Chinese food at it’s best. Wo Hop opened in 1938, making it the 2nd oldest restaurant in Chinatown (only Nom Wah has it beat). If you’re looking for a classic experience with classic food, this is the place to go.

I ordered without a menu, knowing I wanted old faithful style dishes. We got an eggroll, an order of steamed dumplings, roast pork with veggies (thick cut slices of pork), beef fried rice, and chicken and shrimp in black bean sauce. It’s no frills but exactly what you want when you crave Chinese food. I feel like most people get the dumplings fried because they make them nice and crispy, but I like the steamed ones and how they soak up the thick dark soy sauce that they’re doused in.

Some things to note: it’s cash only (they have an ATM inside) and it’s a dingy basement. Don’t let that scare you off. The food is comforting (especially at 3 am after the bars…oh how I miss those days), inexpensive, and large portions.